- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
I know there are a lot of us teachers on here…let’s start a thread about back to school! Vents, questions, etc. I’ll start!
We still have about 10 days before the first day back with kids. I’ve been working SO HARD on my classroom and getting everything ready, because I moved classrooms between last year and this year, so my summer was mostly spent at school. I would say 40-50% of summer was spent at school getting ready. Tomorrow and Friday will be solid days at school too. It’s finally hitting me that dang, I’ll be back to the daily grind in less than two weeks… The to do list is never ending. Oh my gosh. I have soooo many things to get done.
Another stressor — so the teacher I replaced and I are colleagues and had known each other prior to me coming to this school. She had been at the school for a long time AND she even attended the school growing up AND her kids go to the school so she has deep ties. She was pretty good at her job and parents really just loved her. She’s still close friends with a lot of the parents. Anyway, she did not leave on good terms. She was mad about the goings-on at the school and decided that she was done. This is where our relationship comes into play…she called me up and basically said “apply for my job I know you would be great at it”. I had no plans of changing my job at the time and it came out of left field, but I decided to go for it, why not? I applied, interviewed, and was offered the job within 3 days.
So after my first year, she was really upset. I found out later that she had actually really regretted leaving and wanted her job back. That summer I think it hit her that she had done something irreversible. This school year, my 3rd year at the school, she has gone back into the classroom teaching at another school, and posted it on social media. Multiple parents my students commented saying things like “My kids were hoping you would come back!” and “We all miss you so much!” Obviously they were referring to me and that their kids much prefer this teacher over me. Which is fine, I mean not every kid is going to like me. But PARENTS saying all this crap where everyone can see? Ugh. I’m actually very secure in my job, and very happy. My principals are happy with my work and of course she can’t just come in and demand her job back, that’s not how it works. Right now I’m actually feeling fine about it, but it still upsets me that this type of crap is going on. I will keep professional but UGH.
Aside from that, I am really excited for this school year. Lots of good, positive changes, and it definitely helps that I know the families and I know my coworkers. I have had a lot of support and for that I am thankful!!
How about you, teachers??? 🙂